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Left: Oliver Cameron

Right: Elizabeth Jigalin, image by CactusCan

Oliver Cameron & Elizabeth Jigalin: Medium Commission

Sonant Traces

11:30am Saturday 6 April POSTPONED

3:00pm Sunday 6 April

Turbine Hall, White Bay Power Station

Tickets not required

Sonant Traces: Composed by Elizabeth Jigalin and Oliver Cameron.

Featuring Inner West Voices: Directed by Huw Belling and Emily Irvine.

String Ensemble: Christopher Bennet, Jack Ward and Cadence Ing, Jacques Emery, Mary Rapp, Brett Adrien.

Sonant Traces is an immersive, participatory and site-responsive music activation of White Bay Power Station - a unique music performance and listening experience composed for singers, cellos and double basses, by local composers/artists Oliver Cameron and Elizabeth Jigalin. Conceptualised as a dynamic interplay between a roaming choir and resonant, rumbling lower strings, it aims to evoke echoes of the past and harbour locale while encouraging active participation from the community.

As part of the project, local community choir Inner West Voices will contribute to a shimmering, “sonant” soundscape through simple prompts. Through these instructions, participants will engage with the space through sound. This choral element of the project directly engages with the Inner West’s vibrant community of amateur singers and fosters a shared experience of musical exploration for the public.

The voices’ resonance will be supported by an amplified string ensemble featuring some of Australia’s finest double bassists and cellists. This collective ensemble will present two original compositions we will each compose, “tracing” through sound the site’s history.

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About Oliver Cameron

Oliver John Cameron is an award-winning composer based in Sydney. Unafraid to tackle any genre, his output has included choral, musical theatre, sound-design, chamber, and orchestral works. He completed a Bachelor of Music (Composition) with Honours in 2015 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is currently the composer-in-residence at Meriden School. Oliver devised, composed and performed in The Colour Orange, winning the Sydney Fringe Critic's Pick Award in 2017 and the Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist Award in 2018.

Oliver was selected to attend the 2019 Atlantic Music Festival in the US and participated in the Sydney Philharmonia 2021 New Voices Workshop in Orange with Elena Kats-Chernin. He has been a festival artist for the 2021 and 2022 National Young Writers' Festival and placed third in the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra's Young Composer Award 2022. His work, five lullabies for uncertain times, was the winner of the 2021 Willgoss Choral Composition Prize.

In 2022, Oliver was selected as a composer for the NEO Voice Festival in Los Angeles, scored the radio play, Acqua Profunda, as part of Bondi Festival and has provided additional orchestrations for an upcoming Netflix film. He is currently collaborating with the poet Luke Patterson and composing a new work for the Australian Vocal Ensemble featuring Katie Noonan.

Oliver is working on another musical, always, via emails to himself.

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About Elizabeth Jigalin

Elizabeth Jigalin is a composer, performer and teaching artist. In her music, Elizabeth is often drawn to miniature forms, the everyday, playfulness, collaging and creating ‘music outside the usual order of things’ (often in collaboration with APRA Art Music Award winning collective, ‘the music box project’ - a group she is the founder of). At present, she is Composer-in-Residence for Voices of Women and Moorambilla Voices. Previously, she has been an Artist-in-Residence at Sydney Youth Orchestras, Bundanon Trust, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Bondi Pavillion. Elizabeth is an associate artist with the Australian Music Centre.

Oliver Cameron website

Oliver Cameron Instagram

Elizabeth Jigalin website

Elizabeth Jigalin Instagram

Image Credits

Banner: Legs On The Wall, image by Carlita Sari Photo

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